Microsoft's Internet Explorer has long been the most used browser on the internet. But its iron grip began slipping ever since Google launched Chrome in 2008. In 2012, one usage tracker declared Chrome the new champion, but some others still had IE in the lead. Now, all the holdouts are in agreement — Chrome is king.
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In the land of browsers, Internet Explorer is king — but not for long. The most-used browser in the world is swiftly losing its prestigious ground to up-and-coming web browser, Google Chrome. Computerworld released a report that predicts if Internet Explorer continues its user base free fall, Chrome could become the new browser champ as early as May 2016.
Briefly: Today's the day that Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10. If you're using the old browser, now would be a great time to upgrade to Edge or Firefox or Chrome or anything that's not Internet Explorer.
It's been a long time coming but, as of January 12, Microsoft will no longer support Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10. Rest in peace, IE.
Whether it's a music clip on YouTube, a Flash ad on a news site or the latest viral sensation on Facebook, most videos you come across on today's web want to get going without any input from you — and that can cause problems with bandwidth as well as audio output you weren't expecting. Here's how to tackle the issue in your browser of choice.
Somewhere deep in the cobweb-filled recesses of your brain, you might remember a time when checking your email meant booting up Internet Explorer. But as this infographic shows, it wasn't long ago that the world was filled with Internet Explorers. Then, a couple years back, nearly every country switched to Chrome.
It was inevitable Microsoft would have to wipe the slate clean when it came to building a replacement for Internet Explorer. While IE 11 is a far cry from the creaky ship that was 6, there's just too much cruft to work with. Hence the creation of IE's replacement, "Spartan", or Microsoft Edge as it's now called. So, what's Redmond getting rid of? All the bad stuff.
Confession time: I love Windows. Yes, I work from a MacBook Air every single day, and it's fine, but I prefer a Windows machine — and I'm really looking forward to Windows 10. That said, there are four things Microsoft hasn't announced that I really want.
Microsoft has rung the death knell for Internet Explorer — and it's likely that few of us will mourn. IE has been sort of a joke for years, but there was a time when it was mighty. How far back into browser history do you go? Tell us what you remember.
Windows 10 should bring lots of changes to Microsoft's operating system, including a possible overhaul of Internet Explorer. Many believed the beleaguered browser would be getting an update with codename "Spartan," including much needed additions like extension support. Now, ZDNet reports that Spartan may in fact be a new browser entirely.
The plight of Internet Explorer. It's a joke that's long worn out its welcome. Well, almost. Developers who have to deal with the idiosyncrasies of ancient versions of the browser would still prefer Microsoft to give up on the maligned piece of software, going by a recently-deleted top post on its official suggestions forum.
With all the excitement bubbling up around the Windows 10 announcement, now is as good a time as any to take a look at the state of Internet Explorer. And, as has been the case since the dawn of time, more people use IE than every other browser combined. Just as they will continue to do until the End Days.
Ever wondered how much the weight of 10,000 open browser tabs is dragging down your laptop's battery? Fear not: AnandTech just dug into the particulars with a delightfully detailed test to find out which browser is the biggest battery hog. This information could save mankind('s laptop batteries).
If you're a slow reader, then reaching 400 words per minute or more might seem like an impossible task. That's not taking into considering reading comprehension — what good is being fast if you're not absorbing anything? One way to improve your abilities is computer-assisted speed reading, something you can get right now in your browser with a bookmarklet called "Squirt".